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Ogun Court Sentences Man To De@th By Hanging For K!lling Minor

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On Monday, 20th February, a man identified as, Azeez Akinpelu, was sentenced to de@th by hanging for k!lling an eleven year-old girl, Rokibat Odeyale, in Owode Egba, in Obafemi/Owode local government area of Ogun State.

The judge who presided over the case in a High court located at the state capital, Justice O.O Stanley, declared that the accused, Akinpelu is guilty of the following charges; conspiracy, possession of fire arms, manslaughter, attempted murder, and murder.

She said, the offence committed by the accused contravenes section 324, 316, 319 and 320 of the criminal code laws of Ogun and sec 27(1)(b)(1) of
firearms Act Cap Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014.

Some of her words;

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“I here by sentence you Azeez Akinpelu to death by hanging “you shall be hung until you are dead, may God have mercy on you.

“You are also sentenced to life imprisonment for manslaughter and attempted murder with three-month imprisonment with hard labour for possession of firearms,” She said.

According to report gathered, the accused committed the offence on 27th March, 2021 around 6pm at Atala People Igbeyin, Owode Egba, in Obafemi/Owode local government area of Ogun State.

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He conspired among his friends to k!ll the deceased by shooting her on the head with a local pistol.

She was rushed to Federal Medical Center, Idi-Aba and later transfered to UCH, Ibadan, were she was confirmed dead.

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin

Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin also known as, 'Chukaben' is a Nigerian journalist and entertainer. Former reporter Champion Newspaper, Lagos. Paternal SO: Enugu State maternal SO: Anambra State

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